Singapore joins GDS-Index to promote its sustainability credentials

Singapore has joined the Global Destination Sustainability-Index (GDS-Index) as the nation builds on it current sustainability efforts under the Singapore Green Plan 2030 (SGP2030).

The move sees Singapore join alongside destinations in the region such as Melbourne, Bangkok and Sarawak.

A collaborative partnership between ICCA, ICCA’s Scandinavian Chapter, IMEX, ECM, and MCI Group, the GDS-Index is a sustainability benchmarking and improvement programme for destinations.

Singapore Tourism Board became a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) member late last year, and this year partnered with the Singapore Hotel Association to launch the Hotel Sustainability Roadmap.

“Sustainability is a key priority for Singapore tourism because it is vital to our future and travellers are become increasingly aware of the impact of their consumption,” said Keith Tan, chief executive of STB.

“Becoming a leading sustainable urban destination requires a long-term commitment from both the government and industry.

“That is why Singapore’s participation in the GDS-Index is important, as it focuses our collective efforts and helps us track our progress as a City in Nature, where large experiences come with small footprints.”